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Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers


The Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers "addresses the formation of the client-lawyer relationship . . . [and] issues of civil liability of lawyers." Forward to Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers at XXI (Am. Law Inst. 2000).

Furthermore, it "addresses only those constraints imposed by law -- that is, official norms enforceable through a legal remedy administered by a court, disciplinary agency, or similar tribunal." Introduction to Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers at 3 (Am. Law Inst. 2000).

Jenkins has access to the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers in print, on the library's Westlaw computers, and on the member database HeinOnline. Use this guide to find out more about this Restatement and how to access it.

The Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers began with the third series and was published in 2000.

For more information about the different Restatement series, see the About the Restatements Series & Drafting page of this guide.

To help researchers navigate between the different Restatement series, ALI includes "parallel tables", found before the index of most Restatement subjects. These tables show corresponding section numbers between two series of Restatements. Some parallel tables may connect section numbers of the final Restatement with one or more earlier drafts. When using these parallel tables to find where an older series (or draft) section is located in a newer series, be sure to check all volumes of the current series - the parallel tables may only point to the sections found in that particular volume. For more information about Parallel Tables, check out our blog post Using the Parallel Tables in the Restatements of the Law.

Parallel Tables found in the back of volume 2 Restatement (Third) the Law Governing Lawyers show corresponding section numbers for Restatement (Third) the Law Governing Lawyers and for the Annual Meeting Drafts.